Are you ready to create a different kind of Jack-O-Lantern this season? You’ve carved hundreds of spooky and goofy faces onto those beloved orange orbs, but how about shaking it up this year! This idea from Crazy Little Projects will be a super fun project for the family.
Here’s what you need:
Carve-able craft pumpkins from your local art/craft supply store
Black cardstock (orange or yellow work well too)
Tea Lights (if you get the Halloween kind they will even flicker)
Transparent thread or fishing line
Here’s how to do it:
Use a small kitchen knife to carve out a large circle from your carve-able pumpkin.
Take your cardstock and cut out the figures you’d like to have inside your scene. (think spooky cats, bats, broomsticks, houses, witches, ghosts, whatever you’d like!)
Place a layer of clay on the bottom of the inside of your pumpkin.
Glue popsicle sticks onto the backs of your figures and anchor them into the clay. It might be easiest to start with the larger figures and then work on the smaller pieces.
For the cut-outs that you want hanging from the top of your scene, glue a piece of transparent thread or fishing line to the back of your piece and then hot glue the other end of the thread to the top of the pumpkin. This may work best if you wait until the glue is mostly cool and then press your finger against it to get the string to stay in place.
When you’re finished assembling your scene, place a tea light behind one of the larger cutouts and use it to illuminate your Jack-O-Lantern at night. This fun new Halloween shadowbox will look great both during the day and at night!